Sawyer Restaurant

4.5
337 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Sawyer is a contemporary restaurant with a focus on seafood. Join us for happy hour 7 days a week from 4pm- 6pm. We also have an amazing brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Show your mother how much you appreciate her by joining us for brunch in our beautiful open air dinning room or patio. Patio requests are taken on a first come first serve basis

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Celebrate Easter by joining us for brunch in our beautiful open air dinning room or patio. Patio requests are taken on a first come first serve basis

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 337 People Are Saying
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KH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Great atmosphere but waited over an hour for our food and 20 minutes for our cocktails. Kind of surprising because they didn’t seem that busy. Won’t be back.

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MA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lot louder than usual so not the best noise level for a business meeting but food and service were outstanding, as always!

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A
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great ambiance and great food! It’a also a great spot for brunch.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

When we showed up they didn't have a table for us and said it would be a 30 min wait. I don't understand the point of making a reservation if they don't honor it. They said they shouldn't have made the time available in the system. Maybe it was just a mistake on their part, but with a party of 5 people, it was a bad experience.

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I head to Silverlake, I made it a point to eat at Sawyer. Their breakfast menu was delicious, especially the squash blossom omelette and the french toast. The service is always on point and the cocktails were refreshing on a nice LA Sunday. Will go back for sure.

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NK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great, ambiance was great. Service was a little slow, but overall would definitely come back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great courtyard!

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

It was too noisy to have dinner inside, the hamburgers we ordered were inedible.
Our hostess let us pick our table and was more than willing to get us something else
but I declined because my appetite was ruined by the hamburger.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Meatballs and octopus were both way over cooked. Mac and cheese was outstanding as well as wine. Good value for happy hour but food was disappointing overall.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food took about 45 minutes to hit the table after we ordered. A sandwich and a salad. Lights were up super bright so ambiance was pretty bleak. Wont be back anytime soon

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food, service & ambiance never disappoint. Try the mussels!

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C
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dishes! Love the cocktails. Cute back patio.

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DB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best brunch in LA

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ZK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was really tasty, but the service moved like molasses. I wouldn't go back if I was in a time crunch. The spicy chicken sandwich and steak special were delicious, though.

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MA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, as always!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot

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Z
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend here for dinner and we had a wonderful time. The atmosphere was relaxed, the food was delicious, and everyone working there took really took good care of us. I’d recommend this place to anyone, and hope to make it a more frequent date night spot for the two of us in the future.

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R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Finding parking was an issue but the staff was very nice and understanding about it. Thank you.

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DJ
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and fantastic service. The cookies and milk dessert really brings it all home.

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JO
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything about Sawyers is exceptional. I've gone many times and have never been disappointed. This visit was marred by the volume of the music. I enjoy it more for weekend brunch, but will go back for dinner. Just have to see if we can't get something done about the music.

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J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The place was hopping. Make sure you have reservations.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday brunch near the windows (closed against the winter cold) can be very loud, but the staff was VERY accommodating and moved our party of five to the beautiful back patio for my mother's birthday. Very gracious service for honestly quite needy and annoying customers (us). Considering two of our party were late about 40 minutes (LA Traffic!), I'd say they did quite a wonderful job.

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HP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place! Cozy atmosphere, cool vibe and comforting and delicious food! Highly reco the milk & cookies at the end!

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RK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, ambiance and service. the food was incredible and pricing was great for its value. Highly recommended

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C
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kimberly was an attentive and friendly server. Loved her! My only complaint was that it was cold and raining out and the fans were turned on pretty high making the dining room extra cold. Was a little uncomfortable but still had a wonderful time.

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AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This would be an A+ if only it weren't so loud. We had trouble talking with our friends. But we all agreed the food and service were excellent, and love the fact that they take reservations for brunch.

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

My biggest concern with Sawyer was the fact that I requested an outdoor patio reservation for my birthday brunch with friends. This was going to be my first time visiting. Friends who have visited Sawyer told me that you can only get patio seating if you have a reservation. I made sure to write that in my reservation and that it was for my birthday. When we showed up at the restaurant, which was 30 minutes earlier than our reservation time, they stated that they are no longer seating people in the patio. They would not even give us an option to wait for patio seating although we came 30 minutes in advance.

Another thing that was a pretty big concern was the fact that my friend found a long dark colored piece of hair in her quinoa bowl. It was really long and we watched her pull it out of her dish, while wondering, "When does this piece of hair end?" My friend already ate about 1/4 of her dish at this point. Sawyer was nice to comp that meal and packed her a newly cooked dish to go for her. In addition, they gave us a peanut butter-like cheesecake on the house.

Although they made up the mistakes with the food, it was already a burn to the fact that we did not get an option to sit at the patio despite me writing it in our reservation and coming 30 minutes in advance for my birthday.

Aside from that, the indoor seating area was pretty and spacious and nice. They were attentive with cleaning plates off our table. The food options had your share of healthy and unhealthy (but delicious) options. The fried chicken biscuit sandwich was pretty decent and the biscuit was buttery. I enjoyed the cured salmon with sweet potato cake as well; it had a Mediterranean taste to it.

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a lovely time with my mom on her visit. Thanks to our server Ross for a wonderful night!

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WB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

All good, except for the whitefish spread, which was, in a word, awful. I don't know what they put in it but it was inedible.

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RM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We’ve periodically walked by Sawyer and always been enticed to go in, but unfortunately the insides did not match its aesthetically pleasing appeal. We made reservations for a birthday dinner and we were very excited to see what Sawyer had to offer. At several points in the first hour the waiter came by to advise us that there was a delay due to a large party outside (keep in mind two of the orders were just salad). The clam chowder we received was served in an oversized bowl and had more scallions than soup, which was not memorable at all. After the first hour and ten minutes one of the staff came over and apologized and said the food was coming out a minute behind him. 18 minutes later the food finally arrived. Strangely enough the salmon was cold, and even the hush puppies he brought over as an apology tasted like they had been sitting there as well. It was difficult not to notice the people next to us, who came after us, were served without delay and even the couple who came while we were waiting received their dishes in a timely manner. Although the salmon was taken off — overall the experience was not what we expected and wouldn’t be a place we’d recommend.

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G
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend and I had been wanting to try this for some time. We both thought the food was good. We both had the market fish. The cocktails we fantastic. Whatever I had had cucumber & apples in it. It was loud but quaint.

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RP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Have been to Sawyer twice now and it’s been fantastic both times. Nice variety, great cocktails, excellent portions, and a Fried Chicken Biscuit at brunch to write home about.

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MA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! The staff was attentive and courteous and the food was of the highest quality; as always. A neighborhood favorite!

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Place is super cute with outdoor seating. I came for brunch and food was great. I came for a small birthday brunch (mine) and my friend told our server so at the end they brought dessert with a mini candle. Very cute and thoughtful until the bill came. They had charged me extra for the dessert haha! Guess a bday dessert at this location isn’t free. For anyone doing a small outing with friends I would then suggest bringing their own cupcakes then since they charge for a bday dessert.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Outside a lovely quiet space

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good times

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c
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Restaurant was EXTREMELY loud. Could not even hold a conversation. Server disappeared towards the end of our meal and forgot to bring out one of our dishes.

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J
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere- amazing food & drinks - awesome service

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The food was inedible and/or mediocre. Out of 6 dishes, only 1 was tasty. The restaurant is beautiful, ambience great, service good.

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SH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Not worth the effort - the hostesses are bad. The food is average.

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